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Judith V. Becker, Ph.D

 

Judith V. Becker, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
1503 E. University
P.O. Box 210068
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Telephone: (520) 621-7455
Email: jvbecker@u.arizona.edu

 

 

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, Professor Becker was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in 1990, where she is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and a member of the faculties of the Psychology, Policy and Law Program and the Clinical Psychology Program within the Department of Psychology.

 

Selected Awards and Honors

 

Significant Achievement Award, for "[r]ecognition of dedication and leadership in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment", Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

 

Award for Research, New York State Office of Mental Health Programs and Systems

 

Authors Award, American Society of Journalists

 

Award for Dedication to the Problems of Adolescent Sex Offenders and Concern for Adult Sex Offenders, Third International Congress on the Treatment of Sex Offenders

 

Fellow, American Psychological Association

 

Selected Publications

 

Becker, J.V. and Johnson, B. R. (In press) Sex Offenders. In Gold, S. N., Walker, L. and Luccenko, B. (Eds.) Handbook on Child Sexual Abuse (Revised Edition). NY: Springer.

 

Becker, J.V. and Johnson, B. R. (In Press) Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry (Third Edition). In R. Hales, S. Yudofsky, and J. Talbott (Eds.), American Psychiatric Press.

 

Boeschen, L.E., Sales, B.D., and Becker, J.V. (In press) Expert Testimony in Pre-existing Mental Injuries. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice.

 

Hunter, J.A., Figueredo, A.J., Malamuth, N.M., and Becker, J.V. (In press) Developmental Pathways in Youth Sexual Aggression. Journal of Family Violence.

Hunter, J.A., Figueredo, A.J., Malamuth, N.M., and Becker, J.V. (In press) Juvenile Sex Offenders: Toward the Development of a Typology. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.

 

Becker, J.V., Hall, S., and Stinson, J.D. (2002).  Female sexual offenders: Clinical, legal, and policy issues.  Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 1 (3).

 

Becker, J.V., and Johnson, B. R. (2001) Treating Juvenile Sex Offenders. In Ashford, J. B., Sales, B. D. and Reid, W. H. (Eds.) Treatment of Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Press. 

 

Geer, T.M., Becker, J.V., Gray, S., Krauss, J.D. (2001) Predictors of Treatment Completion in a Correctional Sex Offender Treatment Program. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 45(3), 302-313.

 

Figueredo, A.J., Sales, B.D., Russell, K.P., Becker, J.V., & Kaplan, M. (2000).  A Brunswikian evolutionary-developmental Theory of Adolescent Sex Offending.  Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 18,309-329

 

Holland, L.A., Zolondeck, S.C., Abel, G.G., Jordan, A.D. and Becker, J.V. (2000) Psychometric analysis of the Sexual Interest Cardsort. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 12, 107-122.

 

Krauss, D.A., Sales, B.D., Becker, J.V., & Figueredo, A.J. (2000).  Beyond Prediction to Explanation in Risk Assessment Research: A Comparison of Two Explanatory Theories of Criminality & Recidivism. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 23, 91-112.

 

Becker, J.V. and Johnson, B.R. and Kavoussi, R.J. (1999).  Sexual and Gender Identity disorders.  In R. Hales and S. Yudofsky (Eds.)  Essential of Clinical Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Textbook of Psychiatry (Third Edition). (pp. 471-484). Washington, D. C.: American Psychiatric Press.

 

Becker, J.V. and Reilly, D. (1999) Preventing sexual abuse and assault. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 11,267-278.

 

 

Selected Editorial Board Service

 

Editor, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment

 

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

 

Psychology, Public Policy and Law

 

Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy

 

Annual Review of Sex Research

 

Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality

 

Child Maltreatment

 

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

 

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

 

Journal of Family Violence

 

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

 

 

Selected Public Service

 

International Academy of Sex Research

            President

 

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

            President

            Advisory Board

            Ethics Committee

 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 

            Board of Directors

 

American Psychological Association

 

            Human Capital Initiative, Organizing Group for Violence Sub-group

 

            Working Group on the Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

 

            Commission on Violence and Youth

 

American Psychiatric Association

 

            Task Force on Sexually Dangerous Offenders

 

            Workgroup to Revise DSM-III: Psychosexual Disorders

 

Her Majesty's Prison Service, London, England

            North American Advisory Panel

 

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

 

            Board of Directors

 

Chairperson, Task Force To Establish Standards For The Evaluation And Treatment Of Sex Offenders

 

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

 

            Research Committee

 

United States Attorney General's Commission on Pornography

 

            Commissioner

 

National Institute of Mental Health

 

            Criminal and Violent Behavior Review Committee

 

Office of Justice Programs and the Center for Effective Policy

 

            Advisory Board of the Board of Accreditation for Sex Abuser Treatment Programs

 

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